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Convoy of food delivers hope to working poor
November 15, 2007 at 9:23 am
A semi-truck filled with food items will arrive in Des Allemands at the park located near First Assembly Church, on Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families who are in need of financial help are invited to pick-up bags of free groceries as part of a community relief effort sponsored by the Convoy of Hope.

Cox Cable not going anywhere
November 15, 2007 at 9:21 am
The St. Charles Parish council introduced an ordinance at its Nov. 5 meeting to extend Cox Cable's contract agreement for one more year, which will allow the parish more time to consider other cable television providers. Cox's nonexclusive cable franchise agreement with the parish expires Dec. 31.

Gassen
November 14, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Sidney F. Gassen, Sr. born January 10, 1918 in Luling, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the age of 89.

Duckworth
November 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm
Rose Mary Riggio Duckworth, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace, LA at the age of 89.

Sheriff's Reports
November 14, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Arrests
•Teonka L. Duncan, 23, of 1101 Kinler St. in Luling was arrested on Nov. 1 and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery and as a fugitive of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Bingo parlor owner calls letter ridiculous
November 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
To the Editor:
Normally, I never respond to people making untrue statements about me, my wife, or our business. But last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. C. Martin was so ridiculous I had to respond.

Wanted venue for public, council input on gambling
November 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm
Good Morning Cletus:
Like I said in the past, I'm not opposed to gaming, if that is what people want to do with their spare time and money. I introduced the ordinance that I created because I wanted to see a venue where the public and the council could have input into the process.

Public debate on gambling suits me fine
November 14, 2007 at 2:34 pm
Barry:
Thanks for your reply to my comments regarding video bingo. Just to make it very clear how I stand on this issue, I am not opposed at all with video bingo being anywhere in rhe parish.

Healthcare plan would cure the system
November 14, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Since Hurricane Katrina hit more than two years ago, the healthcare system in New Orleans has been in critical condition. Doctors and hospitals have absorbed patients, both insured and uninsured, who previously relied on the Charity system in the greater New Orleans area.

Time to get muslims to relax intolerance
November 14, 2007 at 2:32 pm
It is encouraging to note that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Pope Benefict XVI exchanged gifts at the Vatican last week.

Chaisson should make good Senate president
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.

UW of St. Charles holds donation distribution party
November 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm
The United Way of St. Charles held their first "come and get it" Gifts In Kind™ donation distribution party.

LensCrafters helps children improve sight
November 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Over 100 children in St. Charles Parish received the "gift of sight" when LensCrafters stopped by Harry Hurst Middle School to offer free vision care and eyewear to children in the area.

Dow helps rebuild City Park, Valero celebrates successful campaign
November 14, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation will present a check in the amount of $400,000 to New Orleans City Park to assist in the ongoing effort to rebuild the New Orleans institution.

Bella Faccia owner Roxanna Trosclair applies pigment to the lips of Ivllon Zachary, a registered nurse who traveled from Baton Rouge to get the procedure done. Makeup clinic making permanent impression on St. Charles Parish
November 14, 2007 at 2:11 pm
When many people think of permanent makeup, they often imagine scores of rosy cheeked women with brightly colored eye shadow who will be forced to live with those color choices for the rest of their lives.

Runoff candidates speak out
November 14, 2007 at 1:52 pm
On Nov. 17, area residents will return to the polls to elect one of the eight candidates for parish council that are currently in a runoff. The candidates vary in age, gender and profession, but they all have one goal in common; improving St. Charles Parish.

Laque  vetos video bingo Laque vetos video bingo
November 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque who said he needed more time to review both sides of the video bingo issue surrounding the use of the electronic gaming machines carefully, signed the veto Monday morning, making the ordinance to ban video gaming null and void in St. Charles Parish pending a council vote.

DHS basketball season opens
November 10, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The Destrehan High School boy’s basketball team will make their seasonal debut at the Thibodaux Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Terrebonne High School.

The girl’s team play in the Karr Jamboree at Karr on Nov. 8.

The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’
The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’
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Better known as “Ole Man Wiggle,” Norman Almerian Wigle, longtime resident of St. Charles Parish, lived every moment of his life to its fullest until his death at age 103.